The £12.5m project which has transformed Broughton House into the UK’s first Veteran Care Village has scooped a 2022 RICS Award for Community Benefit in the north west.
The awards – run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – recognise outstanding initiatives in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The community benefit category celebrates outstanding achievements in providing a facility that directly benefits the local community.
Broughton House now goes through to the national grand final, which will be held in London on Friday, October 21.
Our chief executive Karen Miller said: “We are honoured and thrilled that our new Veteran Care Village has been recognised with this presti
gious award.
“Creating a facility which better meets the needs of our veterans now and in the future was a major undertaking which is bearing fruit as a modern, comfortable and welcoming home and community for service veterans from across the north west and beyond.”
The project manager for the redevelopment was Manchester-based Dooley Associates.
Brendan Dooley, founder and managing director of Dooley Associates, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Broughton House has been recognised in the RICS Awards.
“It was a challenging brief, creatively, financially and logistically, and I’m immensely proud that Dooley Associates led the team on this project. The scope and budget of the two-stage development was fully respected, and the entire project was handled with empathy and care to the existing residents.
“This prestigious award is testament to what can be achieved when a team strives towards a common goal, particularly when that goal is so critical to a respected community.”
You can watch the award ceremony by clicking here.